Mission and Service

Family Promise ~
Mission statement:
To reduce family homelessness in greater Phoenix by empowering a network of interfaith volunteers and community services, to provide shelter, compassion, assistance, and life skills training to return families to self sufficiency and sustainable housing.

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Sunrise Prayer Shawl Ministry      Ministering to those in need of prayer and enfolding them in God’s love by the work of our hands and the prayer in our hearts.   Prayer shawls have been made for centuries.  They are universal and embracing, and they offer comfort while they enfold, and shelter.  Those who knit and crochet shawls, and those who receive them are loved and blessed. Sunrise’s prayer shawl ministry is for anyone who wants to share God’s love and care by creating a prayer shawl.  Most of the work will be done independently, remembering to start each session with a prayer that God will bless the shawl and provide comfort when it is given to a person needing either physical or emotional healing and support.  For more information, contact the Sunrise Office 623.780.1008

Justa Center:  We offer support for the Center’s mission by collecting clothing, shoes, toilet paper, bottled water and coffee during the year. 

Justa Center provides life-sustaining resources, services, and support to assist homeless seniors on their path back to housing, and supportive services to help prevent seniors from becoming homeless.

Blanket Drive:  We are currently collecting blankets for the children in the cancer unit at  Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 

Sunrise UMC partners with Constitution Elementary School to provide needed items for teachers and students.